The Mauston Sports Complex in Mauston, WI is located about 20 miles north of the larger Woodside Dells Sports Complex. The Mauston location consists of 8 Baseball/Softball fields and a full concession and retail area. Situated along Lemonweir River, Mauston is surrounded by natural wonder, wildlife, and an almost endless variety of fun outdoor activities. The town sits right next door to the second and fourth largest lakes in Wisconsin, Petenwell and Castle Rock. And Mauston offers easy access to dairy farms, apple orchards, cranberry bogs, and Amish Country. Mauston is big enough to have lots to do for your team, and you won’t have any trouble finding kid-friendly places to eat during your visit to the Mauston Sports Complex. Here are some suggestions for your list.

Things to Do

Sandy Shores Tubing

Sandy Shores Tubing is an activity best saved for warm weather. Especially considering the fact that you wouldn’t be able to go tubing in Wisconsin during the winter seeing as a lot of the water would be frozen over. If you and your team are visiting the Mauston Sports Complex during the winter, you aren’t going to want to spend a second more outside than you have to. In the summer though, Sandy Shores Tubing makes for a relaxing and entertaining team activity. Sit back and float down a river for three miles as you bond with your team. Every one of Sandy Shores Tubing tours are self guided and you can go at your own pace. N4206 26th Ave, Mauston, WI 53948

Red Ridge Riding Stable

Experience horseback riding at its finest! Whether you’re just getting your kids started horseback riding or bringing the pro moves, the Red Ridge Ranch has you covered. Situated with a beautiful view of the Lemonwier River, Red Ridge offers one-hour trail rides through hundreds of acres of rolling farmland and wooded hills. The owners believe that healthy, well-trained horses yield safe, enjoyable rides for everybody from beginner to advanced rider. They take pride in offering “a quality ride on quality horses.” Many of their horses have competed in shows. Year-round wagon and sleigh rides hold 10-15 people comfortably, with hot chocolate on tap. Bonfires rage Saturdays and Sundays. They have ponies of all sizes for the younger buckaroos. Open year-round. Be sure to bring your camera. W4881 WI-82, Mauston, WI 53948

Castle Rock Park

Swim, canoe, or water ski, at the Juneau County Castle Rock Park, which spreads out in a scenic, wooded area from the 16,000-acre Castle Rock Lake. The park itself takes up 160 acres and sports 300 camping sites, 150 with electrical hookups. Sites all have picnic tables and fire rings. The little ones can cavort on the play­ground equipment. N6700 22nd Ave, Mauston, WI 53948

Yellow River State Wildlife Area

Also located on Castle Rock Lake 15 miles north of the Mauston Sports Complex is the Yellow River Wildlife Area, a 2,200-acre area next to Buckhorn State Park and the Buckhorn Wildlife Area. The property sits in a transition zone between the southern hardwood forests and the northern conifer-hardwood forests. The wildlife area comprises a forest of green ash, swamp white oak, silver maple, and river birch. The canopy is made up of red maple, red oak, box elder, yellowbud hickory, American elm, and black ash. The low sandy ridges show even more of the variety of trees in the area, including black cherry and white pine. The meandering river creates oxbow lakes, “running sloughs”, and small ponds in floodplain. Tour this beautiful wildlife area for an educational trip to be remembered long after you leave town. 30th St E, New Lisbon, WI 53950

Quincy Bluff and Wetlands

20 miles east of the Mauston Sports Complex is Quincy Bluff and Wetlands, a landscape-scale natural area that shows off almost everything your kids’ science teacher would want them to sample on a trip to the wilds of Wisconsin. Located in the Central Sand Plain ecoregion of Wisconsin, it sports pine barrens, sand prairie, mesic forest, and sedge meadow; it’s got it all! Other features include a wetland complex with low sandy ridges and seepage ponds between sandstone mesas and buttes rising up to 200 feet. Quincy Bluff itself rises 200 feet and extends for a couple miles of northern dry forest and “open cliff” communities. Lone Rock is an exceptional example of Driftless Area mesa, featuring 100-foot Cambrian sandstone cliffs. Check out the shrub layer made up of early low blueberry, American hazelnut, and huckleberry. All in all Quincy Bluff and Wetlands State Natural Area take up about 6,600 acres of land for fascinating exploration. Warning: Some people claim these lands are haunted by ghosts. Adams, WI 53910

Wisconsin Dells Amusements

The town of Mauston offers mostly outdoor, scenic activities. If your team is looking for amusement parks, water parks and other similar activities, then head 20 miles south to Wisconsin Dells. Here are some of the places there to check out:• Noah’s Ark Water Park; D-Day Invasion Adventure Park; Original Wisconsin Ducks; •Tommy Bartlett Exploratory; Wizard Quest; Timbavati Wildlife Park. Also see our sports complex article titled “In between Games near the Woodside Dells Sports Complex & Dome” for more detail on these activities.

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Places to Eat

Cinco de Mayo Mexican Grill

Cinco de Mayo Mexican Grill is a family-owned restaurant has been proudly offering the finest Mexican food to the Mauston area and its visitors since 2010. Their aim is to create a fun and friendly family restaurant where delicious meals are served up in a warm and colorful atmosphere. Everything is made from scratch daily using only the freshest ingredients. The Taquitos Mexicanos are quite popular. 651 N Union St, Mauston, WI 53948

Kozy’s Pizza

Let the family at Kozy’s Pizza feed your family at this popular spot. For fresh pizza, sandwiches, and burgers it’s hard to beat. Five stars all around for great pizza at great prices served by friendly staff. 6897 County Rd G, Mauston, WI 53948

The Dirty Turtle

Located in Lisbon, Wisconsin on beautiful Castle Rock Lake, the Dirty Turtle is a fantastic restaurant that sits adjacent to a wonderful marina. Your team will feel right at home because of the friendly atmosphere. Everyone’s stomachs will feel at home too thanks to the variety of dishes on the menu. Try their Beer Battered Onion Rings and Cod, or the Philadelphia Cheese Sandwich. W5250 N Osprey Dr, New Lisbon, WI 53950

Wisconsin Dells Restaurants

If you head to the Wisconsin Dells during your time at the Mauston Sports Complex, check these restaurants out: • Paul Bunyan’s Cook Shanty, a unique combination of restaurant, gift shop and bakery; • High Rock Café, owned and run by lifelong friends and chefs Justin Draper and Wade Bernander; • Myrt and Lucy’s Chat & Chew Family Restaurant, open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the portions are amazing and the homemade carrot cake is to drive for; and Buffalo Phil’s Pizza & Grille where they literally deliver the food to each table by train!

When your team is done competing at the Mauston Sports Complex, enjoy the beauty of the lake country of central Wisconsin. Thanks to the great food and fun stuff to do, this just may one of your best team trips ever!